What is fight?

  • (noun): A boxing match.
    Example: "The fight was on television last night"
    Synonyms: bout
    See also — Additional definitions below


Combat, or fighting, is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, or establish dominance over the opposition, or to kill the opposition, or drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed.

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Some articles on fight:

Thrilla In Manila - Fight
... See also Fight of the Century and Ali-Frazier II At 1045 am, with a morning fight to coincide with international TV audiences, the bell for Round 1 rang ... going to "put a whuppin'" on Joe Frazier, and he started the fight looking to do just that ... Frazier was known for starting fights slowly, and Ali came out looking to use that to his advantage ...
Buster Mathis - Pro Career
... The fight was to be held March 4, 1968 in New York's Madison Square Garden and the fighter he had to beat for the championship was Joe Frazier, his old nemesis ... but could not keep up with the lighter Frazier and lost the fight by an 11th round knockout ... Buster Mathis continued to fight in the following years, outpointing highly regarded ironman George Chuvalo, but losing on points to Jerry Quarry - a fight Mathis was favoured to win ...
Gene Tunney - Cultural References
... in which Lewis (in boxing shorts and gear) states he's fight'n Gene Tierney (the actress) ... must mean "Gene Tunney." Lewis then quips "You fight who you wanna fight, I'm fight'n who I wanna fight, I'm fight'n Gene Tierney." In the song She Twists the Knife Again from Richard ...
Max Schmeling - Biography - Walker and Baer
... to a draw that many felt Walker deserved, it was thought that this fight was for the real heavyweight championship ... Walker fought bravely and took the lead on points early in the fight, Schmeling showed both boxing ability and punching power in dealing out a terrific beating as the ... When Schmeling was slated to fight heavy-hitting contender Max Baer on June 8, 1933, he immediately became the 'bad guy' in the eyes of fans ...
Anna Magnani - Acting Career - The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
... and they played husband and wife in what Life magazine called "perhaps the most memorable fight since Jimmy Cagney smashed Mae Clarke in the face with a half a grapefruit." Magnani and Quinn did feud in ... Magnani snarled, 'I'm supposed to win this fight, remember?" ...

More definitions of "fight":

  • (verb): Make a strenuous or labored effort.
    Synonyms: struggle
  • (verb): Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
    Synonyms: struggle
  • (noun): An aggressive willingness to compete.
    Example: "The team was full of fight"
    Synonyms: competitiveness
  • (noun): An intense verbal dispute.
    Example: "A violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  • (verb): Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
    Synonyms: crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate
  • (noun): The act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
    Example: "A fight broke out at the hockey game"
    Synonyms: fighting, combat, scrap

Famous quotes containing the word fight:

    I wish most sincerely there was not a slave in this province. It always appeared a most iniquitous scheme to me—to fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have.
    Abigail Adams (1744–1818)

    Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
    Crystal Eastman (1881–1928)

    In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)